Past events…

I realise that folks who are booking speakers for events like to know a little bit about them and the kinds of things a potential speaker has done before.

So I’ve listed below some of the events I’ve spoken at, in order to give you a flavour. Hope it helps!

Photo courtesy of ©Dusty Kennedy

Jonny presenting at the 2014 YJB Youth Justice Convention – Photo courtesy of ©Dusty Kennedy


2015 past events…


  • Vale of Glamorgan & Cardiff Children’s Service Depts. – 27 February 2015

A specially commissioned one day training course for those working with adolescents. Title: “Adolescents Who Display High Risk Behaviour: Understanding Trauma & Attachment.” To see the flyer, click here. I will co-facilitate this course with my colleague Dr Tricia Skuse.

  • Cardiff Children’s Services Dept. – 6 March 2015

“Adolescents Who Display High Risk Behaviour: Understanding Trauma & Attachment.” To see the flyer, click here. I will co-facilitate this course with my colleague Dr Tricia Skuse.

To make contact to discuss your own needs or to book Jonny please click here…

  • Forensic Psychology Service – 12 March 2015

A commissioned course for psychologists from the National Offender Management Service covering the child protection issues relevant to working in a forensic setting – Cardiff NOMS

  • NOTA Wales Conference – 17 March 2015

I Chair NOTA Wales and will be very involved in this event, though not speaking as such. Venue: Christchurch Centre, Newport

  • TACT Cyrmu Foster Carers – 20 March 2015

Sexual abuse awareness raising for foster carers – caring for the sexually abused child.

  • Cornwall Annual Fostering Conference – Cornwall Children’s Services Dept. – 14 April 2015

Three keynote addresses at this one day conference for child care professionals with an emphasis on foster care. Title: “Fostering: The Gold Standard – Understanding, Connecting With & Helping Troubled Adolescents.” To see the flyer, click here.

To see Jonny’s presentations & publications list, click here…

  • Youth Justice Board Cymru – 15 – 17 April 2015

Enhanced Case Management approach training for selected practitioners working with high need, high risk adolescents with prolific offending histories. Click here for more information on the Trauma Recovery Model.

  • Cardiff Children’s Services Dept. – 24 April 2015

“Adolescents Who Display High Risk Behaviour: Understanding Trauma & Attachment.” To see the flyer, click here. I will co-facilitate this course with my colleague Dr Tricia Skuse.

  • Cardiff Children’s Services Dept. – 1 May 2015

“Adolescents Who Display High Risk Behaviour: Understanding Trauma & Attachment.” To see the flyer, click here. I will co-facilitate this course with my colleague Dr Tricia Skuse.

If I can’t help, I may know someone who can! For a no obligation chat, click here…

  • Neath Port Talbot Children’s Services Dept – 14 May 2015

A specially commissioned one day training course for those working with adolescents. Title: “Adolescents Who Display High Risk Behaviour: Understanding Trauma & Attachment.” To see the flyer, click here. I will co-facilitate this course with my colleague Dr Tricia Skuse.

  • Youth Justice Board South West Practitioners’ Forum – 12 May 2015

Psychological approaches in youth justice – looking at offending through new eyes…

Photo courtesy of ©123rf/kasto

Photo courtesy of ©123rf/kasto

  • Attachment Network Wales Conference – 17 June 2015

Presentation at the annual Attachment Network wales conference: Attachment and the Adolescent Brain. The Network plans to have a book launch at the event; I have contributed a chapter jointly with Dr Tricia Skuse – for more info click here.

  • British Association of Social Workers’ Wales conference – 10 June

Co-presenting on collaborative working with Alex Clapson of TalkWorks. For more info or to book click here.

For a no pressure chat about your needs or how I may be able to help, click here!

  • TACT Cyrmu Foster Carers – 19 June 2015

  • Torbay & Devon Youth Offending Services – 2 July 2015

One day session on developmental impairment and the impact on later offending behaviour.

Sketch - why childrens brains matter

  • TACT Cyrmu Foster Carers – 10 July 2015

To see Jonny’s presentations & publications list, click here…

  • Swansea University “Summer University” – The Reaching Wider Programme – 16-30 July 2015

Teaching five sessions on the social care and counselling module (applied psychology).

  • Irish Young People’s Probation Service – Dublin – 15 September 2015

Half day session with practitioners from the Candle Trust – young people’s probation service: “Trauma and the Genesis of Offending.”

Image courtesy ©123rf/Corina Rosu

Image courtesy ©123rf/Corina Rosu

  • TACT Cyrmu Foster Carers – 25 September 2015

Harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people with learning difficulties – understanding and awareness raising.

  • TACT Cyrmu Foster Carers – 16 October 2015

Harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people with learning difficulties – understanding and awareness raising.

  • Cardiff Children’s Services Dept. – 6 November 2015

“Adolescents Who Display High Risk Behaviour: Understanding Trauma & Attachment.” To see the flyer, click here. I will co-facilitate this course with my colleague Dr Tricia Skuse.

  • All Wales Secure Centre – attachment training for new staff – 13 November

Trauma Recovery Model Training - Photo courtesy of ©Dusty Kennedy

Trauma Recovery Model Training – Photo courtesy of ©Dusty Kennedy

  • Neath Port Talbot Children’s Services Fostering Staff – 19-20 November 2015

A two day course for foster carers and supervising social workers on child sexual abuse (day 1) and harmful sexual behaviour (day 2).

  • Youth Justice Board YJ Convention – Leicester 25 November 2015

With colleagues from the Wales Youth Justice Board speaking about effective practice innovations in Wales

  • Neath Port Talbot Children’s Services – 3-4 December 2015

Two day Trauma Recovery Model training for social services staff. Read a summary of the model here; read the published paper here.

For an informal, no obligation chat about training or other needs you may have, click here…


2016 past events…


  •  Barnardo’s Cymru – the Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) – Neath – 28 & 29 January 2016

  • 16-25 Independent People, Bristol – TRM presentation at the South West resettlement consortium – 23 Feb.

  • Neath Port Talbot Children’s Services – dates throughout 2016

Two day Trauma Recovery Model training for social services staff. Read a summary of the model here; read the published paper here.

For an informal, no obligation chat about training or other needs you may have, click here…

  • Hillside Secure Children’s Home – Attachment & Brain Development – dates in January to March 2016

  • Candle Trust, Dublin – Trauma Recovery Model workshop & application to youth justice in Eire – 8-9 March

TRM schematic ©Jonny Matthew & Tricia Skuse

Trauma Recovery Model schematic ©Jonny Matthew & Tricia Skuse

  • YJB Cymru Resettlement Conference – 17 March 2016

  • British Association of Social Workers (Cymru) Conference – 8 April 2016

I won’t be speaking at this event but, as a member of the BASW Cymru National Committee I’m keen to promote the event!  :0)

  • TACT Cymru – Self-Care for Those Working with Troubled Children – 15 April 2016

A half day course for foster carers looking at the importance and practice of good self-care – based on my recent eBook: “Looking After No.1.”

  • National Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation – Nottingham – 18 April 2016

YJB Convention 2014 - Photo courtesy of ©Dusty Kennedy

YJB Convention 2014 – Photo courtesy of ©Dusty Kennedy

  • Cornwall Children’s Services Dept. Annual Fostering Conference – 19 April 2016

  • Annual Conference for Teachers of Children in Care in Cornwall – 20 April 2016

Trauma Recovery Model Training - Photo courtesy of ©Dusty Kennedy

Trauma Recovery Model Training – Photo courtesy of ©Dusty Kennedy

  • NOTA Wales Conference, Newport – 22 April 2016

  • Hillside S.C.H. – 3 day Trauma Recovery Model Training – various dates throughout 2016

  • TACT Cymru – Self-Care for Those Working with Troubled Children – 13 May 2016

    Photo courtesy of © 123rf/Ion Chiosea (adapted)

    Photo courtesy of © 123rf/Ion Chiosea (adapted)

A half day course for foster carers looking at the importance and practice of good self-care – based on my little eBook: “Looking After No.1.”

Two day Trauma Recovery Model training for social services staff. Read a summary of the model here; read the published paper here.

For an informal, no obligation chat about training or other needs you may have, click here…

  • Neath Port Talbot Children’s Services – dates throughout autumn 2016

Two day Trauma Recovery Model training for children’s services staff. Read a summary of the model here; read the published paper here.

  • Vale of Glamorgan Foster Carers – Communication in Crisis – 4 November 2016

A one day course for foster carers and supervising social workers exploring the role of communication in times of potential placement breakdown.


2017 past events…


  • Western Bay Youth Offending Service – Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) Training – 10 & 11 January 2017

  • Vale of Glamorgan CBC – Trauma Recovery Model Training – 19-20 January 2017 

  • Carmarthenshire Foster Carers – abuse reactive behaviour in teenagers (introduction) – 2 February 2017 

  • Foster Launch of YJB, FACTS, Welsh Government & South Wales PCC trial of the Enhanced Case Management Approach to youth justice – Cardiff City Stadium – 13 February

The ECM is a YJB, Welsh Government and FACTS initiative to test a trauma-informed approach (TRM) to complex and prolific youth justice cases

  • Candle Trust, Dublin – Trauma Recovery Model workshop & application to youth work in Eire – 23 February

Sponsored by the City of Dublin Youth Services Board, this event is to showcase the Trauma Recovery Model to heads of service in the youth work sector. It will feature a presentation on the work of the Candle Community Trust to implement the TRM into their services in youth work, youth justice and skills training.

  • HMP YOI Parc, Bridgend – TRM training of young people’s wing staff – dates throughout February-May 2017

Three day Trauma Recovery Model training for children’s wing staff. Read a summary of the model here; read the published paper here.

  • Merton YOT, London – Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) Training – 6-7 March 2017

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